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WATER SECTOR ECONOMICS
Economic valuation of water; Economic efficiency of water use; Water costing, pricing and government subsidies; Price structure and design in the various consuming sectors; Modeling opportunity costs of water investments;  Economic tools and optimal water allocation among sectors; Water productivity in various consuming sectors; Tangible and intangible benefits of improved water and sanitation; Investment in water technologies development; Economics of water transportation and storage; Evidence-based case studies on effectiveness of economic instruments in physical saving and reduction of investments.

EFFECTIVE WATER SECTOR FINANCING
Alternatives in financing water projects in GCC countries; Role of private sector in the water sector; the role of independent regulatory commissions; innovative cost recovery for water utilities; Mobilizing investment resources for water;  Finance sources of capital investments and recurrent cost of operating services; Tools to evaluate water projects and investments.
EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF GROUNDWATER AND SURFACE WATER
EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF GROUNDWATER AND SURFACE WATER
Demand management and protection of groundwater resources; Groundwater pricing policies; impacts of cross-subsidies on groundwater use; appropriate economic tools and incentives in groundwater management; Efficient and cost-effective groundwater recharge; Value and cost of groundwater; brine management in inland desalination.
 

EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF DESALINATION
Direct and indirect costs of desalination; economics of alternative energy sources for desalination; Reduction of desalination CAPEX and COPEX; cost-effective pre-treatment processes; economics of brine management; economics of hybrid desalination systems; fuel allocation in cogeneration; leveled cost analysis for renewable energy; management of the water-energy nexus. 

 

EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF WASTEWATER
Wastewater sector economics; centralized vs. decentralized wastewater treatment and reuse systems; Cost recovery in wastewater collection, treatment, and reuse; Best practice of treated wastewater reuse in agriculture.
 

EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY
Demand management and conservation in municipal water; Economics of Municipal water sector; Cost recovery of drinking water supply; Role of economic incentives in awareness raising; Regulations and economics of greywater reuse.
 

EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF AGRICULTURAL WATER
Economic valuation of water in agriculture; Water productivity in the agricultural sector; Economics of agricultural water conservation; Food-Water-Energy nexus; Food security, trade policies and virtual water.

EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF INDUSTRIAL WATER
Infrastructure for enabling transportation and utilizing treated industrial wastewaters; Eco-industrial parks; Incentives for industrial wastewater reuse and recycle; Water productivity in the industrial sector.

HYDRO-INFORMATICS AND WATER SECTOR MONITORING SYSTEMS
Sensors technologies; Communication technologies; Monitoring system design; Smart metering and data-driven management of domestic water; Cost-effective groundwater monitoring systems; Water sector Management Information System (MIS); Technical and economic evaluation of monitoring systems; economic added value of monitoring system on water infrastructure.
 
 

SPECIALIZED SESSIONS


Bottled Water Consumption in the GCC countries
Bottled water economics, regulations,
monitoring, and direct and indirect costs.

Impact of Climate Change on the Water Sector
Vulnerability of the Water sector and water related sector to climate change and adaptation options.


Water Harvesting and Managed Aquifer Recharge
Groundwater recharge techniques by impaired and non-impaired waters, and  economics, technical and environmental aspects of managed aquifer Recharge (MAR).

 
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